Dublin Fingal TD and Fine Gael Spokesperson for Climate Action, Alan Farrell, has welcomed news from the HSE about progress regarding the Swords Primary Care Centre, following a parliamentary question submitted by Deputy Farrell.
Deputy Farrell said, “We have been hearing about this public project for years, with many sceptical as to whether or not it would actually be delivered, I am happy to confirm that the new primary care centre in Swords is being progressed as a priority via the HSE’s Primary Care Operational Lease Mechanism and the selection process for Swords Primary Care Centre is underway and a preferred provider should be in place no later than Q1, 2021.”
“Swords has seen significant population growth in recent years and continues to grow today, with over 50,000 residents. It is therefore of vital importance that the new primary care centre adequately meets the diverse range of needs a community of this size requires. We have seen in the Balbriggan Primary Care Centre, that the range of services have not met this need, I am acutely aware that once the operational lease mechanism is determined, the particular services to be offered in Swords must match the community’s needs.”
“The delivery of this project will mark a significant improvement in the delivery of healthcare in Swords, providing local community solutions for residents.”
Deputy Farrell continued, “The pandemic has underscored the need and importance of having community-based healthcare that provides quality services for those that rely on them.”
“This is good news for people in Fingal and I know that many people will be relieved to know that this service will be delivered. Throughout Fine Gael’s time in Government, we have been committed to providing high quality, integrated health care in our communities.”
Deputy Farrell added, “The delivery of the new Swords Primary Care Centre, will represent another step in modernising our healthcare system and putting patients and communities at the heart of healthcare in Ireland.”